Professional Internships in Beijing is now closed for 2016.
You will need to allow at least six weeks prior to your program start date to organise your internship placement. In addition, places in some sectors can be limited, therefore we recommend that you apply as early as possible to allow us to find the most suitable company for you.
All applicants must have completed or be currently enrolled in a degree program. We are also looking for you to exhibit a strong academic record, and an interest in foreign travel and culture. Fluent English is also essential.
We welcome applicants from graduates and talented current university students who are able to display the ambition and drive necessary to work abroad in China.
Students on their gap-year and pre-university students are also encouraged to apply, depending on their past experience and overall suitability for the program.
You will need business attire for your internship: suit, shirt, tie etc. In additiona you will need a laptop for your internship and some casual clothes for the weekend and after work.
The cost of living in China varies depending on how you choose to spend your money – residents earn very diverse levels of income and as a result the city offers a huge amount of choice in everything from restaurants to transport.
It is possible to live comfortably on a budget of as little as 30RMB £3 per day by eating at snack stalls, taking the bus and limiting your time in bars, but if you eat at Western style restaurants, take many taxis and spend more time out and about, you could spend up to 300RMB £30 per day. As a rule of thumb we recommend a budget of 50RMB £5 per day during the week and 150RMB £15 per day for weekends.
Your accommodation is included within the program fee. We place everyone in modern, comfortable, serviced apartments in the centre of Beijing. We ensure that all the apartments are clean, pleasant spaces to live in with TV, internet access, a lounge, a kitchen and air conditioning.
You will have your own private bedroom and share living facilities with one or two other interns of the same gender.
It is likely that you will share your accommodation with at least one other intern whilst staying in China and almost all will stay in the same apartment building. The majority of interns are ambitious, high-calibre students, graduates and young professionals from across the world. One great thing about this program is the chance to meet similarly minded people who have come to China to learn more about the country, gain work experience and have fun.
Intern groups usually consist of around 40-50 people, with up to 150 interns during peak months
No, apart from the welcome banquet and during the induction day, meals are not provided as part of the programme.
Our local partners arrange internships for both multi-national firms and Chinese companies in many industry sectors. They match you with a company relevant to your study or previous professional experience. You will discuss you areas of interest or expertise with our location partners, which will help with the matching process.
Once you have paid in full, we are happy to give you all the information you will need about your company around six to four weeks before your departure (please note this is a guideline and may differ during peak seasons).
No. The internships in Beijing are unpaid.